The ENPOWR Award - Padma Lakshmi

The ENPOWR Award - Padma Lakshmi

EFA’s Sixth Annual Medical Conference: Ending Endometriosis Starts at the Beginning

Obviously we are really thrilled with the EFA by the success of the ENPOWR Project has shown and we wanted to bring you here to celebrate a little bit with us today. Up next we are going to have one of our co-founders whom I am sure you all know, Padma Lakshmi, come up and talk a little bit more about that and help celebrate some of the successes of the network that Jenny mentioned and Senator Jeff Klein that helped us be there today. Here’s Padma.


Good afternoon and thank you all for being here. I am very excited to see this room so full. We have been doing this medical conference for several years now as well as our nurses’ conference and patients’ day. It is really wonderful to see so many people who are interested about finding out about the disease or helping others to find out about the disease and spreading the word. It is wonderful to see everyone come together in this way and I invite you to follow on our website the whole program if you cannot be here for it.


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